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The church holds unshaken faith in the Holy Bible as the word of God; in salvation through Christ; and in the Trinity in Unity. The church believes in the use of incense, purification by prayer and fasting and the resurrection of the dead.

Its first and primary work is that of prayer and preaching of the Gospel.

It believes in the curative effect of prayers for all afflictions, spiritual and temporal but condemns and abhors the use of charms or fetish witchcraft or sorcery of any kind and all heathenish practices.

It is not averse to the judicious use of curative herbs, the engagement of qualified medical practitioners or doctors or the use of patent medicines or other drugs. It endorsees and does practice the sanctification of water by prayer and the effect of such consecrated or holy water for every purpose.

House of Prayer
The house of prayer is the place of worship. Members and visitors are required to conduct themselves with utmost respect and reverence within its premises.

The ground of the house of prayer is Holy Ground. Shoes are not allowed on Holy Grounds.
Menstruating women are not allowed in the house of prayer until the eighth day from the beginning of their menses. Dead bodies are not allowed in the house of prayer. Alcohol is forbidden in and around the house of prayer. Smoking is equally, forbidden in and around the house of prayer.

Attitude of Prayer
We pray facing the altar on our knees with our eyes closed and our heads bowed. Elderly and disabled persons uncomfortable with kneeling may seat with their eyes closed and their heads bowed.

Prayer sessions during worship service are very interactive and yet solemn. Persons may not enter the house of prayer during prayer sessions and those leaving must do so quietly. Side conversations and talks are forbidden during prayer sessions.

Language of Prayer
Prayer petitions and supplications in the Holy order embrace and emphasise Biblical quotations and the use of psalms and the Holy Names of God.

The Holiness of these Names must be loudly affirmed by saying Holy in response to their use during prayer. It is customary to say or sing Gloria at the end of psalms and Bible portions during prayer sessions.

Members are required to agree loudly to prayer petitions and supplications by saying Amen. The Lord’s Prayer is recited at the conclusion of every prayer session.

Use of Candles and Incense
The burning of candles and the use of incense are essential to any congregational worship service in the house of prayer.

The candles are burned in ones (1s), threes (3s), or sevens (7s). The incense is specifically prepared for the worship of God (Malachi 1:11).

The White Garment
The Bible teaches the Priesthood of the believer (Rev 1:5-6). Priests are required to wear garments to minister in the priest’s office (Ex 28:1-4). Members are therefore required to be in their full garment to perform assigned duties during worship.

Visitors are not required to wear white garments but the men must remove their hats and the women must cover their heads (1 Cor. 11:3-6). We do not worship with jewelry and ornaments (Gen 35:1-4; Ex 35:5-6).

The Staff
The anointed male members carry rods known as staffs for prayers. The female members do not carry staffs in the Holy Order. The staff is a symbol of spiritual authority. Moses carried a staff and did do many signs with it (Exodus 4:17).

The prophet Elisha had a staff (2Kings 4:29). The apostles were commanded by the Lord Jesus to carry staffs (Mark 6:8). The staff may be laid on members during special and personal prayers.

The Shout
The shout of sh’allelu is common during worship service. Sh’allelu is a native abbreviation for “Shout Hallelujah.” The appropriate response to this shout is to get up, throw your arms in the air and shout: HALLELUJAY, IYE AND HOSANNA.

These shouts of joy are rendered in ones (1s), threes (3s) or sevens (7s) and in multiples of 3s and 7s at the end of some prayer sessions.

Membership
The eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim otherwise known as the Order consists of an unlimited number of members, divided into two main sections known as the Cherubs and Seraphs.

Every person shall be deemed to have agreed to become a member of the Order who causes his or her name to be enrolled in the roll of membership kept by either of the two sections for this purpose and shall have promised to abide by the rules and regulations of the Order.

Any penitent sinner whether Christian, Mohammedan or Pagan who acknowledges his or her sins and accepts the doctrine of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, purposing to lead a new life, is eligible for membership and shall, if still a member, on his or her death be entitled to the funeral rites of the Order.

Although there is no entrance fees for admission into this Christian Holy Order, members are expecteded to pay tithe to the Holy Order. A monthly minimum of 10% of the local living wages is required from all members in tithe and offering as written in the Bible.

The Poor, Sick and disabled members may be recommended to the Baba Aladura for exemption from this monthly contribution in part or in whole for a specified period of time.